7 December 2000
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
AN EAST GREEK FIGURAL ARYBALLOS
Circa Early 6th Century B.C.
Probably Rhodian, molded in the form of a female bust, holding an object, perhaps a flower, in her left hand between her breasts, her right hand supporting her left fore-arm, her chiton with a black band at the collar and vertical black bands along the sleeves, wearing a fillet of red and white dots in her long hair, with two long strands falling on to each shoulder and a long mass in back cut off square, wearing dotted earrings, her almond-shaped eyes in added white, rimmed in black, with black pupils, beneath arching brows, the upper surface of the vessel mouth with dots alternating with double lines
43/8 in. (11.1 cm) high
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For related examples see no. 83 in Ancient Art in the Virginia Museum, and no. 195 in Hornbostel, Kunst der Antike, Schätze aus Norddeutschem Privatbesitz.
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